music

How to Convert Cassette Tapes to MP3s for Free on a Mac

My wife recently was deep cleaning and ran across a few tape cassettes that she remembered she really liked and asked if I could convert or digitize the tapes to MP3s for use in iTunes and on her iPhone. I figured it wasn’t a big deal so I told her I could before I thought […]

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Interface your Guitar to your Computer via USB

Here’s an inexpensive way to get your guitar ‘hooked up’ to your computer (PC or Mac) – a Guitar to USB interface. Plug your guitar’s output into this, and then plug the USB cable into your computer. It comes with a PC software driver and has this variable speed playback function, so you can slow […]

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Spracht AURA BluNote Bluetooth Speaker & Speakerphone – stream your music from your phone

If you’ve managed the migration of your music from your MP3 player over to your phone, but would like to hear it from a speaker instead of through headphones, then this Bluetooth speaker may be just for you. The Spracht AURA BluNote speaker lets you stream your music via Bluetooth from your phone. Includes bass […]

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Mvix updates Ultio media player – Ultio Pro can now record with DVR

MvixUSA has updated their flagship media center product, the Ultio, to now include DVR (digital video recording) capabilities. The Ultio Pro plays back Blu-ray quality 1080p hi-def video, photos, and music on your high-def TV via HDMI and stores it all on its internal hard drive which you can get as large as 2TB. And […]

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Novation’s Launchpad is a next-generation musical instrument/DJ

This was too colorful, interactive and cool looking not to feature – the Novation Launchpad built together with Ableton is a 64-button grid that you use to create and control music. The buttons can be set to do anything really – play notes, trigger sequences and much more. Launchpad comes with Ableton Live 8, but […]

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Apple to buy music streaming service, LaLa

LaLa is a music streaming service that I’ve been toying with lately. I quite like the interface; they’ve done a great job with it. They also have an interesting business model in that they charge 10 cents for every song that you want to add to your ‘collection’, which you can then put into playlists. […]

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Netgear Stora – store, backup, share and stream your music, photos, video and data

As consumers generate or collect an ever-increasing amount of digital content in the form of photos, music and especially videos, home storage solutions are growing in popularity. But what’s also becoming more important is that this content is accessible from anywhere and not just in the home. Netgear is one of the companies trying to […]

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Speedo Aquabeat – Waterproof MP3 Player

I do enjoy a good relaxing trip on my $multi-million yacht, listening to my music whilst basking in the glorious sunshine, that is until my iPod gets wet and dies on me… Yeah right. But the point is, it could happen and Speedo have engineered solution to this (or, most likely, a gizmo so people […]

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30+ Music streaming & discovery websites

Mashable has a nice roundup of over 30 web-based music streaming sites. I’m sure you’ve heard of Pandora, but did you know there are at least 4 other similar ‘music discovery’ sites? Or what about the few dozen streaming sites like Last.FM, iLike, or Live365? Damn you Mashable – now I have to spend lots […]

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Sonos CR200, Wireless Controller

Sonos has a new product, a wireless controller for your Sonos system that lets you control all your music in any room from anywhere. The full-color, 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen CR200 lets you control any of your Sonos controllers. You can play your CDs, music on your computer(s) or even Internet Radio. Let’s say you decide […]

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